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Posted: Saturday, February 28th, 2015 @ 2:35 pm by Nakeia Endres
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This 25-acre preserve, only yards from Skaneateles Lake, treats hikers to a dramatic view of the 100-foot deep Bear Swamp Creek Ravine. The trail alsoincludes a 65-foot crescent of lakeshore, a good spot to beach a canoe or kayak before hiking up the ridge trail.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Skaneateles Lake
Length: 1.3 total miles
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 45 minutes
Season: Year-round
Other Uses: Cross country skiing, leashed dogs
Local Contacts: Finger Lakes Land Trust
Topo Map: Bahar Nature Preserve Trails Topographic Map
Guide Book: Take a Hike! Family Walks in New York’s Finger Lakes Region Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Guide
Trail Directions: View Guide

 

Posted: Saturday, February 28th, 2015 @ 2:26 pm by Nakeia Endres
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This is a flat 1.6 mile trail following an old railroad bed through woods, wetlands and farmland connecting NY 34 in the Town of Fleming to Dunning Ave in the City of Auburn. It is an easy walk or bike through a very scenic area.

Parking is available at the Northwest entrance on Dunning Ave. a quarter mile South of Clymer Street.

Hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and horseback riding permitted.

Posted: Saturday, February 28th, 2015 @ 2:17 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Hiking and Biking Trail Cards - Cayuga County

Detailed trail cards are available by click the links below or for a complete starter kit of Cayuga County trails contact us here.

Hiking – Auburn Fleming Trail, Auburn

Converted from an old railroad bed, this is a 1.6 mile trail through scenic woods, wetlands, and farmland.

Hiking – Sterling Park and Nature Center, Sterling

This park features glacially formed bluffs with scenic vistas of the Great Lake Ontario.

Biking – Between the Lakes Ride – NYS Scenic Byway Route 90, Union Springs

Cayuga Lake is the highlight of this ride with historic markers posted along the route that help tell the story of the area from the Cayuga Nation villages to the 1779 Sullivan Expedition.

Biking – Owasco Lake, Auburn

With Emerson Park at the north and Fillmore Glen State Park at the south end of the route, this ride around Owasco Lake is one of the easiest and picturesque around a Finger Lake.

 

Posted: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 @ 4:12 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Filmore Glen State Park

1686 St. Rte. 38
Moravia, NY 13118
(315) 497-0130

Named for U.S. President Millard Fillmore, Fillmore Glen State Park is located adjacent to Moravia, in Cayuga County. A replica of the log cabin in which President Fillmore was born is located within the park.

Fillmore Glen State Park, an oasis of cool, dense woods crowding into a long narrow gorge offers spectacular views, unique geological formations, including five waterfalls, and a botanically rich glen.  The park has 70 campsites, a stream-fed swimming pool and fishing in the Owasco Lake inlet.  There are several little shops and eateries nestled throughout the Village of Moravia to enjoy. In the winter, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling are permitted on unplowed roads. The gorge trails are closed in winter. Deer hunting is permitted in season.

 

Posted: Monday, August 17th, 2009 @ 6:07 pm by Lynn
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